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|Here are just a few examples
of appaloosa patterns found in SSMA horses.
I am presently collecting pictures.
I will include them as they come in.
A frost pattern can be any base color with white hairs
scattered throughout the coat and concentrating typically
on the back and rump giving it a frosted appearance.
When concentration is particularly heavy over the rump it
is often said to have a "frosted blanket".
|LP, Varnish (Appy) Roan
This is most often referred to as "Appy
Roan" or "varnish roan"as a way to
differentiate between normal roan and the
appy roan pattern.
The appy roan foal is often born nearly
solid in color, and sheds out nearly white
as an adult. They often retain varnish marks
(concentrations of darker hairs) on their
knees, forearms, nasal bones, ears & stifle.
This pattern is often found in conjunction
with other appy patterns.
The blanket pattern is characterized
by the rump area being white.
It usually has spots included. With
the spots, it is often referred to as a
"spotted blanket". The blanket may
also be just a close collection of
white and colored hairs mixed in the
rump region creating a "roan
blanket". When the blanket is small
and seems to consist of bunching of
white spots and hairs it is
sometimes called a "lace blanket"
and occasionally "hip blanket".
falling snow and it has
collected on the coat. The
horse can be any base color
and the "snowflakes" are
white. They can coat just the
topline or often are found all
over the body. You often see
one or more of the other
patterns on the same horse.
|Snowcap & Near Fewspot
These are the LP horses that will
contribute their dominant copy of
LP, to all of their foals.
|Appaloosa traits consist of white
sclera, vertically striped hooves
and mottled skin mostly found
around the eyes, nose and